This is an original 1931 tipped-in black and white collotype that depicts the prophet Elijah having words with King Ahab. Elijah was squaring off with prophets of the false god, Baal, with each side preparing offerings for their deity in the hope that it would be consumed by fire. The offering for Baal remained raw, probably starting to smell. Elijah's offering, although doused in water (he had faith that his god would prevail), was suddenly consumed by burning flames.
This 80+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note: There is printing on the verso of the mounting board.
Product Type: Original Collotype; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 5.5 inches; 20 x 14 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Period Paper is pleased to be able to offer a collection of collotypes and photogravures by child prodigy Joan Manning-Sanders. Taught bible verses by her parents, she was encouraged to use vivid imagery to depict biblical scenes. The stages of her artistic career can be traced through her work as it developed from simple childlike drawings into skillful pieces of art.
This piece was illustrated by Manning-Sanders, Joan.